Friday, 24 September 2010

Sleeping alone

I am sleeping alone tonight between newly washed sheets. The window is wide open the way I like it.

My body is hotter than Virgil's. I say it is because I move around more in the day. I am mammalian; he is a reptile. He cuddles me to get warm in the night and we argue about windows and covers. Soon it will be time to disagree about central heating.

I am tired but unwilling to sleep. Virgil is often annoyed at how easily I move between awake and asleep. He says he suffers many hours of insomnia while I snore and mumble away beside him. However, I think I must rely on him to actually get me into bed and to turn off the light. I just cannot do it tonight.

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